Hildegard von Bingen
Conductor: Vetta Wise
Seraphim ~ Nine Angelic Angel Voices
“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.”
This thought-provoking observation by Virginia Woolf reflects our acknowledgement that music and poetry by women has often been diminished in the past. It provides the inspiration for an innovative programme devised by Vetta Wise, the conductor of the “nine incredible voices” of Seraphim.
This year is significant - it is the centenary of the enfranchisement of millions of women, and Seraphim’s concert will provide a variety of works by, and for, creative and inspiring women. You will experience early medieval pieces which were created and sung by nuns; later composers and poets, only now being celebrated, such as Lili Boulanger (her centenary this year) and Emily Bronte (200 years since her birth); and exciting living composers, including Carlotta Ferrari, Ana Fernandez and local Suffolk composers and poets such as Bridget Cousins and Amy Robinson. Pianist for the evening will be the dynamic Karen Smith.